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As part of its ongoing effort to improve the Dallas region's talent pipeline, the Dallas Regional Chamber is leading an "educate for employment" effort to promote innovative education solutions and career pathways for students of all ages. Learn more about the chamber's work to bring the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program to Texas.
The Tucson Metro Chamber and Tucson Unified School District are launching a new paid internship program to allow students to experience in-demand career fields. The initiative is an expansion of a recent pilot program for automotive technology students. Target industries for the expanded program include aviation, electrical, health care, hospitality, and sports medicine. See also the related video.
Tucson Unified high school students from Tucson High Magnet and Sahuaro High School participated in a paid summer internship program in auto mechanics. Tucson Metro Chamber and several Tucson auto shops provided this great opportunity. See also the related article.
This document contains a list of candidates have been interviewed and endorsed by the Good Government Council, the political action affiliate of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Baton Rouge Area Chamber released a new policy paper that urges the Louisiana Department of Education to ensure students are gaining real-world training in critical career-readiness skills through authentic work-based learning experiences.
Kitchen Council is the Council Bluffs-Omaha metro area's first designated culinary incubator. Among its biggest draws for startups in the food industry will be a shared commercial kitchen that interested parties can use through a monthly membership. Designed to help area food startups grow their product, Kitchen Council also plans to provide help with the intangible needs -- marketing, accounting, networking and far more -- startup businesses need to succeed in the industry. The new incubator is a collaboration between the Iowa West Foundation, the Council Bluffs Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Omaha Chamber under the umbrella of its regional economic development partnership.
The Middle Tennessee Reconnect Community is a local community organization dedicated to supporting every adult in the region who aspires to earn a college degree. Their main initiative is to help adults enter higher education to gain new skills and advance in the workplace. The Middle Tennessee Reconnect Community have created an “Employer Toolkit”, which highlights best practices throughout the region and provides a framework for implementing new workplace practices that support expanding education to help guide employees back to college.
The Lodi District Chamber of Commerce created an economic visioning project called “Vision 2020”, and its main goal is to increase community economic improvement for all people living in Lodi County. One way Lodi has tackled this problem is by implementing the Mamas and Papas elementary after school program, which is meant to help “poor readers” in the 3rd grade read at grade level. By helping these young students read at a young age, these Mamas and Papas are sharing life principles like personal responsibility, encouragement, being a positive role model, demonstrating character building values.
The Dallas Regional Chamber have worked with regional partners who serve their business community, and local students, to improve educational outcomes in order to sustain a highly trained workforce for the future. In order to address the issue at hand, the Dallas Regional Chamber created a “Pick Your Path” tool that helps students and parents understand the Texas Foundation High School Program and the Endorsement options, as well as the choices and responsibilities students have. Additionally, they also created a “Follow Your Pipeline” tool to guide students in planning their education and career pathway as they pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Careers.
The Chamber of Greater Springfield has collaborated with local businesses and 8th grade students in their county, to host a great event surrounding Career Exploration. This event serves as a way to engage business and education while opening the eye.